About the Services
Matillion is an ETL solution created for the cloud systems. It was founded in 2010 and attracted investments from Databricks Ventures. Matillion Data Productivity Cloud consists of Matillion ETL and Matillion Data Loader. It supports 140+ connectors and provides extract, load and transform features for more than 450 companies in 40 countries.
With Matillion, companies can extract raw data from popular sources and load it into cloud data platform destinations. The service supports such platform as Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, Snowflake and Azure. Matillion offers consumption-based pricing model, depending on the data volume and features included.
Matillion offers a self-hosting approach, working as a virtual machine image in the customer’s cloud data warehouse. By applying such a method, customers get a full control over their data, and it never leaves the customer's environment.
Hevo Data is a no-code data integration platform, founded in 2017. The service provides 150+ pre-built connectors for ETL and ELT integration scenarios, etc. The service provides two products: Hevo Pipeline (for ETL, ELT) and Hevo Activate (for reverse ETL).
Hevo platform applies several components of Amazon’s AWS cloud for its infrastructure, offers either Python-based or drag-and-drop transformations, and provides Models and Workflows features to get the data into an analysis-ready form. The service has an event-based pricing model and custom pricing solutions.
Skyvia is a no-code cloud data integration platform which supports a big variety of data integration scenarios including ETL, ELT, Reverse ETL, bidirectional data sync, workflows automation, etc. It was created by Devart in 1997 to boost data-related performance: cloud data integration, backup and management.
Skyvia offers more than 140 ready-made data connectors for dozens of thousands of free users, including 1800+ paid customers. It's easy to use, offers drag-and-drop interface and suits business users and IT professionals as well. Skyvia has flexible pricing plans for each product, making it suitable for businesses of all sizes, from a small startup to an enterprise company. Also, Skyvia's freemium model allows users to try app features before deciding to complete purchase.
|Focus||Data ingestion, data transformation, and business intelligence.||Data Ingestion, ETL, Reverse ETL.||Data ingestion, ELT, ETL, reverse ETL.|
|Skill level||Requires technical background for ETL,|
no code wizard for Data Loader.
|No code solution.||No code wizard.|
|Destinations||All major data warehouses, data lakes and databases.||SaaS applications, databases, file systems.||Any supported data sources, including databases, data warehouses, cloud apps and flat files.|
|Database replication||Full table and incremental via SELECT/replication key, timestamp or change data capture for AWS-hosted Matillion ETL instances.||Full table; incremental via SELECT/replication key, timestamp, change data capture.||Full table and incremental via change data capture.|
|Ability for customers to add new data sources||Yes, by Universal Connector framework to build REST connectors.||Customers can make requests for providing new data sources.||Yes, by request.|
|G2 customer satisfaction||4.4 out of 5|
|4.4 out of 5|
|4.8 out of 5 |
|Peer Insights satisfaction||4.4|
|Developer tools||The Matillion ETL API is available on standard REST-based APIs.||Hevo API.||REST connector for data sources that have REST API.|
|Advanced ETL capabilities||No||No.||Visual ETL data pipeline designer with data orchestration capabilities|
|Compliance and security certifications||HIPAA, CCPA, SOC 2, GDPR||GDPR, HIPAA||HIPAA, GDPR, PCI DSS.|
|Purchase process||Sales only.||Self-service or sales.||Self-service or sales.|
|Vendor lock-in||Annual subscription.||Monthly and yearly billing options.||Monthly or annual contracts.|
|Pricing||Consumption-based pricing.||Event-based pricing.||Volume-based and feature-based pricing. Freemium model allows to start with a free plan.|
Matillion offers 140+ pre-built connectors and Universal Connectivity framework that allows its customers to create custom connectors to any REST API source system. Matillion ETL instances are hosted in various platforms: AWS, GCP, or Azure.
Hevo offers 150+ pre-built connectors including databases (both relational and non-relational types), cloud apps, webhooks and REST API to extract data. 40+ of pre-build connectors are offered for free.
Hevo supports all major data warehouses (BigQuery, Snowflake, Redshift) and databases (SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL) as destinations and besides native connectivity provides ingesting data using webhooks from any data source that offers webhook connectivity, and from any source that provides REST APIs using HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST, or DELETE data.
For new data sources, Hevo accepts customer requests for building custom integrations.
Skyvia offers more than 140 connectors and the number is rapidly growing. Among these connectors there are CRM, accounting, email marketing, e-commerce, human resources, marketing automation, payment processing, product management, all major databases and DWH, flat files, etc. Customers can also leave request for creating a new data connector and Skyvia will consider building it without additional payment.
Matillion applies an ELT approach, providing post-load data transformations with its Transformation Jobs and Components. Users can either create transformation components by using SQL-queries or point-and-click selection.
Matillion ETL comes with many components that can retrieve data from other services and load that data into a table. These components can be called data staging component, data stagers, connectors, query components or integrations, interchangeably. The platform also offers a sample option for displaying a data sample before running the orchestration of transformation jobs/components.
Matillion ETL also supports external transformation tool, dbt. However, it can be applied only for Snowflake.
Hevo offers both pre- and post-load transformations. It provides two ways for preload data transformation: Python code-based or drag-and-drop. There are also automatic transformations for the source data while loading or ingestion process.
Hevo's transformations are called In-flight Transformations and include: table/column name sanitation and compression, JSON parsing in destination, conversion of dates to timestamps in UTC format, addition of meta fields, and dropping of fields. There are also User-driven Transformations that include: cleansing, data enrichment, re-expression, filtering, normalization, successful ingestion of failed events. Any post-loading data transformation or extraction can be done through SQL query-based Models. Hevo also integrates with the dbt Core, however, it's still in beta version.
Note: Data loading must be stopped while performing any data transformations.
Skyvia is a full-featured ETL service that allows building data integrations with powerful transformations between multiple data sources. It is a no code solution with support for data splitting, complex expressions and formulas, lookups, and more.
Skyvia's Data Flow and Control Flow components can be used for building more advanced ETL data pipelines with support for multiple connectors and additional features like modifying the data, flowing through them, splitting flows of records into multiple outputs, or modifying data flow variables.
Matillion provides ticketed support via its Support Portal or email. The service also offers training courses within the Matillion Academy: training materials, videos, tutorials and how-to guides to become an accredited certified Matillion expert.
Hevo provides support through in-app chat, email or support calls for users with paid subscription. It's documentation is comprehensive and gets regular updates. There are also resource guides, video tutorials, webinars, and masterclasses.
Skyvia offers free email, chat (on website or in app), and forum support for all customers. For paid customers there's also a phone support option. It also provides extensive documentation with lots of tutorials and user guides.
The pricing model is a consumption-based one, depending on the data volume and features included. The platform applies Matillion Credits as a measure unit to pay for the consumption of Matillion services.
Matillion offers 14-day free trial for both products (ETL and Data Loader). The trial plan includes the same benefits as the Enterprise edition, allows to add a maximum of three instances, and has a limit of 1M batch rows loaded. Matillion also provides its Data Loader basic features for free with limits on volume and sources.
Hevo offers a 14-day free trial and a free plan including 1 million events per month and 50+ selected connectors. Other two pricing plans are event-based and feature-based. However, only Business plan with undisclosed pricing provides HIPPA compliance and dedicated data architect. The platform also provides a discount for non-profit organizations and customized plans for specific requirements.
Skyvia Data Integration is a freemium tool with an option to request a 14-day trial. Paid plans start from $19 per month. Pricing tiers (from Basic to Enterprise) vary by the number of successfully loaded records, frequency of scheduling and the inclusion of the advanced ETL features. There are no purchase commitments and customers are able to upgrade or downgrade at any time depending on their needs. A detailed comparison can be found here.